Following are the prepared remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to the "JFK Jr. ForumA conversation on empowering parents" today at the Harvard Kennedy School in Cambridge, Mass. Thank you, Dean Fung, for that kind introduction. And Dean Elmendorf, thank you for the opportunity to be here at the Kennedy School, truly one of the gems not just of Harvard, but of all of American postsecondary education.
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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today recognized 342 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2017. The recognition is based on a school's overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Six leaders from around the country have been appointed to the National Assessment Governing Board to serve four-year terms, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today.
The U.S. Department of Education today released the FY 2014 three-year federal student loan cohort default rate. The rate increased slightly from 11.3 percent to 11.5 percent for students who entered repayment between fiscal years 2013 and 2014.
While the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form is the student’s application, we know that parents often play a large
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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced two additional senior staff hires: Dr. Michael Wooten: Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary for the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education Effective: Monday, Oct. 2, 2017.
As part of its ongoing work to aid hurricane relief efforts, today the Department of Education released new non-regulatory guidance to help Department grantees and program participants remove barriers to restoring teaching and learning environments and to expediting the recovery process for all those impacted by the recent hurricanes.
Washington Building on her remarks from September 7, 2017, regarding the Department's commitment to protecting all students from discrimination, today U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the release of a new interim Q&A for schools on how to investigate and adjudicate allegations of campus sexual misconduct under federal law.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of Massachusetts' consolidated state plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
If you’re a high school student in rural America, it’s not always easy to get to school. You may have to travel a lot farther than you would in the city.
In remembrance of the signing of the U.S.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today released the following statement on the passing of Rev. Dwight Montgomery of Annesdale Cherokee Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee:
Following are the prepared remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to students and faculty at Woods Learning Center in Casper, Wyoming. Today's event is the first of Secretary DeVos' six-state, "Rethink School" tour, showcasing creative ways in which education leaders are meeting the needs of students in K-12 and higher education. Thank you, Ms. Deyonne Jackson, for the kind introduction, and Superintendent Steve Hopkins, for the opportunity to be here on your wonderful campus.
Washington As part of its ongoing efforts to aid Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and in the wake of Hurricane Irma, the Department of Education released the following update: Higher Education
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) announced today the awarding of $20 million in grants under the National Professional Development Program (NPD), to support educators of English learner students.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement: "Watching brave men and women rush into danger to help in the wake of devastating natural disasters over the past days and weeks, one can’t help but be reminded of the heroes who rushed in to help in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania 16 years ago today. Their courage is the true embodiment of the American spirit, something not even the most horrific of attacks could dampen. "We remember the victims, honor the heroes and offer our deepest thanks to those who continue to fight for our freedom today."